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Boat Launch Sites for Orleans County

DEC manages over 395 boating and fishing access facilities. We do our best to keep these sites clean and safe, but if you see something that is out of order or have a question or concern about a particular site, send a message to fwboat@dec.ny.gov.

For an explanation of the recreational icons on this page, see below.

Orleans County, DEC Region 8
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invsive Species Present* Comments Agency
Erie Canal Albion 43.247766°N, 78.212071°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 5 cars and trailers Canal Corp.
Erie Canal Murray 43.227945°N, 78.021793°W (Google Maps) hand launch 20 cars Municipal
Erie Canal Medina 43.230496°N, 78.371329°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Canal Corp.
Erie Canal Shelby 43.216154°N, 78.444559°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Canal Corp.
Lake Ontario/Oak Orchard Creek Carlton Oak Orchard State Marine Park West. 43.369220°N, 78.193137°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 96 cars and trailers plus 25 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea,
OPRHP
Lake Ontario/Oak Orchard Creek Carlton Oak Orchard State Marine Park East. 43.371340°N, 78.191359°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 25 cars and trailers plus 17 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, Zebra Mussel, Spiny waterflea, Fishhook Waterflea OPRHP
Waterport Reservoir (a.k.a. Lake Alice) Carlton 43.322743°N, 78.250459°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 8 cars and trailers Municipal
Glenwood Lake Medina 43.235424°N, 78.394477°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 10 cars and trailers Municipal

*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.

Boat Launch Types

Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular site will accommodate your boat:

hard surface launchHard surface launch - Site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.

unimproved trailer launchUnimproved trailer launch - No float-off or float-on trailered boat capability. Sites will accommodate the approach to the water's edge of small and light trailered boats. Boat may then be pushed on or off trailer. Usually shallow areas.

hand launchHand launch - No trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.


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